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Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird School of Global Management Executive Education


Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Thunderbird School of Global Management is the vanguard of global leadership, management, and business education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are much more than a school. Thunderbird is a global network of future-ready leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs innovating across the private and public sectors to advance inclusive and sustainable prosperity worldwide.

For more than 75 years, Thunderbird has produced leaders capable of tackling the world’s greatest challenges. As part of Arizona State University, Thunderbird brings the world’s No. 1 ranked Masters of Global Management degree to the nation’s No. 1 “Most Innovative School” (U.S. News & World Report). Thunderbird draws on a vast spectrum of disciplines of excellence to empower leaders across sectors with future-ready skills.

Thunderbird is also ranked No. 1 in the world for international trade by the 2023 QS International Trade Rankings, scoring 100/100 points and ranking ahead of Harvard, MIT and Stanford. In partnership with the Hinrich Foundation, QS selected Thunderbird’s Master of Global Management degree program as the world’s best international trade program. Thunderbird was ranked among the top 200 universities and business schools across the globe that offer graduate programs in the field of trade study.

Ushering in the Thunderbird 4.0 era, is the newly opened F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters building, spanning 110,000 square feet over five floors on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. The building is designed to bring the world’s leading technology directly to the hands of Thunderbird students and faculty. Thunderbird’s global footprint has also grown over the years, with operations now in Geneva, Dubai, Tokyo, Seoul, Nairobi, Jakarta, and nearly 15 others, Thunderbird’s Center of Excellence regional offices ensure that the School is now the world’s first truly “global multinational business school,” committed to training the next generation of global leaders.

Thunderbird Executive Education empowers global professionals to shape the changing landscapes impacting their enterprises by expanding and updating their future-ready skills and connecting them to a diverse network of global experts. We are unique in offering specialized courses, certificates and programs across disciplines in a variety of formats anywhere in the world.

Certificates for individuals:

Thunderbird offers a suite of programs designed to challenge business leaders to think more effectively and deliver results in a constantly evolving and turbulent world. Curriculum is offered through on-demand (online) or live (in-person or online) certificate programs.

Custom programs for organizations:

Thunderbird partners with enterprises of all sizes, industries, and sectors to offer leading-edge integrated talent development experiences that sharpen performance and improve organizational capacity.

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Thunderbird School of Global Management